A Maiden Fillies Stakes (Plus 10) over 7f 14y on standard going. Twelve two-year-olds take part, nine with race experience.
Will keep this to the point as much as possible.
Al Mayda and Crystal River are deserving of respect from stables which can send out class debutante winners.
Isabel's On It is held in some regard by William Haggas. This daughter of Dubawi started here career at headquarters over 7f. That looked a competitive heat although this chestnut filly didn't get involved but far from disgraced. Haggas sends his better juveniles to Newmarket but this horse may have either needed the run or disappointed to some extent. Owner Lael Stable have a reputation for talented juveniles and this homebred is worthy of respect. From a statistical point of view, one of the better chances. This filly is most likely trying to find a win and then put away for next season.
Ed Walker doesn't have the biggest string of two-year-olds but a trainer who does well with the ones he has. Indian Blessing this a daughter of Sepoy and pretty expensive two-year-old purchased at 170,000E. This April foal was 14/1 on debut at Chelmsford. The winner is a fair juvenile although the race, in general, may have been no more than average. Indian Blessing ran with credit and likely to improve. I would fancy this horse to go well and hold fair each-way claims although this could be a competitive heat especially if the debutantes are talented.
Sulafah was well beaten on debut at Leicester but sparked into life next start at Newmarket although weak in the betting that day. Roger Varian's stable is in much better form this latter part of the season and moving in the right direction.
Conclusion: Not the easiest race to assess. Isabel's On It and Indian Blessing look to hold fair each-way claims. However, the competition of this event may pivot on the class of debutantes Al Mayda and Crystal River.